lecture 11 - Shhh . . . What's a group? 3 or more people...

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What’s a group? 3 or more people (5-7 is best) who  interact  over time follow  shared rules and are  interdependent.
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Groups and teams Teams  are  groups  with Differing  and  complementary  human  resources Strong sense of collective identity
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Groups and rules  Groups very quickly develop their own Regulative  rules Constitutive  rules External factors  may also determine a  groups rules for interactions. PTP:   What  external factors  might influence  a group’s shared rules? 
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Goals Shared goals  are a characteristic of groups Individual goals  may be in conflict with  group goals, however . . .  Integration  of  individual and group  goals  leads to better group performance
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Types of task groups Project  teams Focus  groups Brainstorming  groups Advisory  groups Quality  improvement teams Decision-making  groups
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Purpose:   Carry out a given task. Members
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